Old, Robert

Birth Name Old, Robert
Also Known As Ould
Gender male
Age at Death about 80 years, 26 days


Robert Old was one of the first five proprietors of Suffield, which was originally founded as a township of Massachusetts in 1670, and became part of Connecticut in 1749.

CynthiaGrauman48 on ancestry.com:
"Robard (Robert) Ould, 1645-1728, son of John of Sherbourne county, Dorset, England, became the founder of our branch of the family in America in 1667, when he came as an immigrant and settled at Windsor, Hartford county, Connecticut.He was married to Susannah Hanford in 1669. She died in 1688 and he married Dorothy, daughter of Launcelot Granger, in 1689.In 1673 he moved to Suffield, Connecticut and was granted land in Suffield, and he became one of the proprietors agents for the town to the General court of 1694.

He was a soldier in King Phillips' War serving under Captain William Turner, and was in "Falls Fight Battle" May 18, 1676. It was one of the decisive battles of this war. At that time he was a resident of Springfield, Massachusetts and was voted a plot of land soon after the war ended.

The letter "u" was dropped from the name, and the letter "s" adopted in the first generation after Robert.The descendants of Robert Olds migrated to various New England states and then the Middle States. They are now found in the Western States extending to the Pacific Coast.Robert Olds died in 1728, aged 87 years and is buried at North Hampton Road, Massachusetts, and there is a slab in the church yard to mark his grave."


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1648 Sherbourne, Dorset, England    
Death 1727/8-01-16 (Julian) Suffield, Hartford, CT    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Ould, John16151682-01-15
Mother Gatherest, Elizabeth16151660-05-29
         Old, Robert about 1648 1727/8-01-16 (Julian)


Family of Old, Robert and Hasford, Susannah

Married Wife Hasford, Susannah ( * + 1688/9-01-06 (Julian) )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1669-12-31 Windsor, Hartford Co, CT    

Family of Old, Robert and Granger, Dorothy

Married Wife Granger, Dorothy ( * 1665-02-17 + 1728 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1689-04-01 Suffield, Hartford, CT    
Name Birth Date Death Date
Old, Joseph1702/3-02-07 (Julian)1760-10-10